9 WORST Company Failures!

9 WORST Company Failures!


9 WORST Company Failures #9. “Kodak”- The Eastman Kodak Company was
founded in 1888 and was the most successful company in the photography industry during
the 20th Century. They were the leaders in bringing the cutting
edge of photographic technology and easy to use cameras to the hands of consumers throughout
the world. But Kodak almost met its demise at the hands
of a product that it actually invented: digital photography. Kodak invented this technology in 1975, but
failed to jump on the innovation, believing that common applications for it were well
into the future. Early on, the company thought that the high
cost and complexity that would be needed to make a push into the digital front weren’t
in Kodak’s best interests. So, Kodak put digital photography to the side
to be picked back up when the time was financially advantageous, but they waited too long. By the time they switched gears, they faced
competitors who had been perfecting their business models with digital photography at
the center, whereas Kodak’s model was still dependent on printed photos. While other companies made deals with websites,
phone companies and focused on online based imaging, Kodak floundered and in 2012 filed
for Bankruptcy. They have since come back from bankruptcy
and started specializing in producing smartphones and tablets. #8. “Pan American”- From 1927 until 1991,
Pan Am was the largest airline company in the United States, but due to bad foresight,
callous labor practices and an uncontrollable disaster this global giant quickly met its
end. The company basically had a monopoly on overseas
travel until World War II but was dealt its first major blow when other strong airline
companies began to up their game. Pan Am fought off the competitors with its
innovations such as jumbo jets and an advanced system for making reservations but these innovations
couldn’t match the corporate aptitude and human relations that the other airlines dealt
with more astutely. One of the main reasons for Pan Am’s failure
was ironically due to its early successes. Because of the sheer size of its fleet, it
was the company hit the hardest by the 1973 oil crisis. Just before the crisis, Pan Am had just purchased
a number of brand new gas-guzzling Boeing 747s and was forced to dramatically raise
ticket prices to recuperate. As it was trying to recover from this setback
it had also become a target of terrorism in the Middle East. To the terrorists Pan Am was a symbol of the
United States overseas because it was the largest U.S. airline servicing the area. During the Gulf War, in the midst of financial
hardships and battles with labor unions, Pan American 103 on a transatlantic flight from
Frankfurt, Germany to Detroit was blown up by Libyan nationals above the Scottish town
of Lockerbie. The incident scared even more customers away
from flying Pan Am and many travel agents would no longer book flights on their planes. All of these events and poor managing of them
led Pan American International Airways to declare bankruptcy and completely fold in
1991. #7. “Borders”- Tom and Louis Borders opened
their first bookstore in 1971. Their vast selection of books and innovative
inventory system turned them into the second biggest chain of book megastores. Due to years of miscalculating the future
of book consumption, the bookstore all but vanished in 2011. It all started in the mid 90s when Amazon
and other online stores hit the scene. Instead of developing their own website and
focusing on online sales, the company decided to further their storefront endeavors and
expanded into Europe and Asia opening hundreds of stores. Their competitor Barnes and Noble, did the
opposite by preparing for the digital age, perfecting their online sales system and focusing
on their storefront operations in the United States. When Borders did start to catch on to the
online market they were already far behind and decided to use Amazon as a host for such
sales. Because of this, as more and more sales were
made online, instead of receiving 100% of the profit they had to share with Amazon. Borders also was caught in the past by devoting
lots of money and inventory towards DVDs and CDs at a time when digital music and video
was on the rise. While Barnes and Noble developed it’s own
e-reader to grab paperless book market by the horns, Borders was extremely slow to adapt
to the change. All of these factors came to a boiling point
in 2006 when, after several years of losing millions of dollars Borders filed for bankruptcy. By 2011, Borders realized there was no way
out and closed most of its remaining stores. The only stores remaining are in southeast
asia where it remain Borders in name only, as they were sold to a company named Popular
Holdings. When they closed their doors they sold their
brand trademark and many other assets to longtime rival Barnes and Noble. #6. “Nokia”- Founded in 1865 as a paper mill,
Nokia slowly worked its way from producing paper to the latest technology. In 1987, Nokia released the first hand-held
mobile telephone and it was an all-time best seller. Because of the resounding success, Nokia decided
to switch their company’s specialty completely to telecommunications. The Finnish based company would be at the
forefront of cellular telephone production and design for the next fifteen years and
even created one of the first smartphones back in 1996. However, the aspect of creating easy to use
and innovative software for their phones escaped them as the phones they created to compete
with the likes of the Apple iPhone and Google’s Android weren’t as user-friendly and prone
to bugs. This was most likely due to the company’s
desire to remain hardware focused and resistance or inability to become software savvy. Almost immediately after the release of the
first iphone Nokia’s sales started to plummet. In order to avoid complete failure, the heads
of Nokia decided to cut their losses and sold their phone business to Microsoft in 2013
for 7 billion dollars. Chump change when you find out that in 2006
they were worth over 150 billion dollars. They have since made a semi-comeback via other
types of technological endeavors such as virtual reality cameras, medical tech and networking
equipment. In 2016, Nokia made a net profit of 26 billion
dollars. #5. “Sony”-The Japanese based company Sony,
founded in 1946, is still one of the most powerful tech companies in the world but they
made a giant misstep that cost them the position of lead-dog in the portable music industry. Throughout the 90s the Sony Walkman was the
main product people turned to for music on-the-go but in 2001 Sony was dealt a major blow when
the Apple iPod was released. How did Sony not see this coming? Well it turns out they did and as early as
the mid 90s the company had the designs and ability to create a digital music device that
would’ve been years ahead of its time but they never released it. When they realized that they suddenly needed
to catch up they found themselves in the same boat that Nokia did with phones. They focused too much on making great hardware
and not enough on creating user-friendly software and lacked a central vision for their product. Instead of having a single streamlined product
like the iPod with an easy to use music interface such as iTunes they released several products
that each had their own programming flaws and weren’t compatible across devices. In addition, the devices were made to only
play a single type of music file so they were only formatted to play music from companies
Sony had contracts with, unlike iTunes which could play several types of files. If not for these mistakes Sony may have become
the most powerful tech company in the world and relegated Apple to focus on personal computers
avoiding the music business altogether. #4. “Yahoo”- Founded in 1994, Yahoo was one
of the dominant web portals in the early days of the internet. But due to a series of bad business decisions
or just plain bad luck, the company started steadily declining in 2000–leading up to
their acquisition by Verizon on June 13th, 2017. The first major mistake that Yahoo made was
failing in their bid to purchase Google in 2002. When the founders of Google told Yahoo they
would sell for one billion dollars Yahoo initially refused, when their chief executive, Terry
Semel, changed his mind and decided to take the offer it was too late, as Google decided
they wanted 3 billion instead. The next missed opportunity that Yahoo bungled
was not offering more money to acquire Facebook. Apparently, Yahoo again offered one billion
dollars to buy the company but Facebook refused. Several members of Facebook’s board came
forward saying that if Yahoo had increased the offer to 1.1 billion that they would have
voted to sell. Yet another deal that fell by the wayside
was when Microsoft offered Yahoo over 40 billion dollars to takeover in 2008. Yahoo rejected the offer citing that they
thought it was too low, but within a year Yahoo came crawling to Microsoft and signed
a deal to use Bing as their search engine, giving up on creating their own. Finally the main reason for Yahoo’s demise
was not adapting fast enough and being content with being a web portal in a search engine
world. #3. “Decca Records”- Decca Records still a
successful record company and exists today as part of Universal Music Group, but makes
the list due to a huge lack of foresight that would have assured them a position as one
of the world’s top music companies. It comes down to one simple error in judgment–they
didn’t sign The Beatles. On the first day of 1962, The Beatles auditioned
for the Decca’s head of Artists and Repertoire, Dick Rowe. They recorded 15 songs as a demo and though
they were nervous, thought they had the contract in the bag. But when making his decision Dick Rowe infamously
quipped “guitar groups are on the way out” and turned them down, opting to go with another
group. Now this may seem like Dick Rowe was a complete
moron but there a few factors that make his position more understandable. The Beatles and manager Brian Epstein later
admitted that the demo wasn’t their best, though they were able to use it to eventually
get a deal with Parlophone from it. It also confirmed producer George Martin’s
beliefs that The Beatles’ current drummer Pete Best wasn’t the right fit for the group
and led to them replacing him with Ringo Starr. On another note it may have partially been
that The Beatles didn’t like the potential deal that Decca could offer as it required
them to pay for record pressing. Decca would eventually recoup from the missed
opportunity thanks to none other than George Harrison, as they signed the Rolling Stones
at his recommendation. Despite it inevitably working out for both
sides, Dick Rowe would forever be known as “the man who rejected the Beatles”. #2. “Sharper Image”-Because of the broad unfocused
nature of the quirky retail chain, you might say it was destined for failure. The fragile business model was based on betting
on the next big thing in home appliances and gizmos. All it took for the brand to crumble was putting
too much money into a products that failed miserably. That’s exactly what happened with the Ionic
Breeze. The product was designed to create a healthy
environment inside of homes by purifying the air, but what it did was closer to the opposite. In 2003, the magazine Consumer Reports published
an article that completely debunked the validity of the Ionic Breeze, finding that it didn’t
clean the air and some of the models even released dangerous amounts of trioxygen, or
ozone. Instead of pulling the product, Sharper Image
decided to sue Consumer Reports for libel and restore their credibility. This backfired as the court ruled in favor
of Consumer Reports. The lawsuit was extreme costly and ended up
only further destroying Sharper Image’s reputation. The failed suit coupled with thousands of
angry customers demanding refunds and voicing their contempt with the company was a major
factor in Sharper Image filing for bankruptcy and closed all of its stores in 2008. The company now exists only as an online store
and monthly catalog. #1. “Blockbuster”-Though they have slowly
been fading into the back of our memories as if a dream, video stores were once a real
thing and were a successful business. Blockbuster, founded in 1985, was the biggest
fish in the sea during the home video gold rush which reached its pinnacle in 2004. But only a few years later the company became
almost non-existent. Blockbuster went from having around 9,000
stores worldwide in the 1990s to less than a dozen today, most of which are located in
Alaska and most likely won’t be around for long. So what happened? Well in 2000, the heads of Blockbuster including
CEO John Antioco made a decision that in hindsight sealed the company’s fate. They were approached by the young upstart
entrepreneur, Reed Hastings with an idea that if Blockbuster promoted his video delivery
service, Netflix, in their stores—he would run their website and online features. Apparently they thought Hastings was joking
and brushed him off. Within ten years Blockbuster was filing for
bankruptcy and Netflix was worth over 25 billion dollars, five times the 5 billion dollars
that Blockbuster was worth at its peak.

Budget video monitor for Videography | Portkeys HH7 Monitor | Learn photography in Tamil

Budget video monitor for Videography | Portkeys HH7 Monitor | Learn photography in Tamil


Welcome back to V2K Photoraphy, let’s take a look at the Portkeys HH7 Monitor and determine if its worth buying it when you are trying to buy a monitor, there are a few basic things you need to consider, IMO there could be more, but these are some of the basics clarity of the monitor size. There are 5″ 7″ 13″ monitors out there, you need to see what suits you best Color representation because, if the monitor shows wrong colors, you’ll end up changing the white balance the recording will be in a different white balance settings which could be totally wrong l fixing white balance issues in videos is a pain. next, Connectivity Usability if the buttons are all working fine, are they good to use weight of the monitor mounting the monitor on a cage will be very useful you can even mount it on the hot shoe IMO, cage is safer and let’s not any pressure on the hot shoe This HH7 monitor is not that heavy, so you need not buy a cage right away. You can very well get away using the hot shoe Anyway, I’ll remove it from the cage first let’s see what the monitor has to offer first of all, it is light weight. you can use NP Batteries You can pop 2 batteries on it.. The monitor can run off of a single battery You can swap between batteries when the charge on it is dying There is a D-Tap port as well for power supply can use large batteries like the VMounts There is an HDMI Input and an HDMI output You can even loop the output of this monitor to another one you can use this USB port as both input and to charge your camera the first thing I really like about this monitor is the ON-Off Switch. Rather than long pressing a button, we have a real switch Function Buttons F1 through F4 can be used for various functionalities and also customizable Can access the menu using a wheel. and it is a button as well Let’s see more about the functioning of the monitor now This is how I have configured it F1 shows me the Guides These are the guides to various aspect ratios I mostly use 2.35:1 Guides. Composing within these guides helps me better in post during letterboxing or cropping F2=Focus Peaking Focus Peaking is such a great advantage to have while manual focusing F3=False Colours Normal Colours could be distracting sometimes to nail the exposure False colours eliminates the distraction and allows to tweak the exposure settings much more easily 0 is black

100 is pure white Let me adjust the exposure now observe the changes in the colours I can use the colour codes and adjust the exposure accordingly Now the exposure is set properly F4=Histogram The whole scene is a low key shot You see most of the pixels in the dark area.. the histogram shows more towards the left. This small bump is the dinosaur Nothing is overexposed here The menu gives you all additional options you need. Let’s take a look at the LUTConfig You can use the USB drive and upload the lookup tables on to the monitor. Let’s see how LUT affects the photos See the difference? See the difference? The same way you have the remainder of the system configs you may need It doesn’t end here. You can even use the monitor wirelessly You can use the wireless port shown here to connect wirelessly I don’t have the adapter on me now, I’m sorry about that Of course, it will drain the batteries much faster It can be a disadvantage to some people You may choose or not to use the monitor wirelessly depending on your situation. To have such an option is a good deal The monitor is bright too. 1200 Nits It is so clear to see the image on the monitor even on a bright day We composed all the shots using this monitor Would I recommend this monitor? Yes, it is really good for beginners and learners on the ones on a tighter budget This monitor can be a really good value addition to your workflow When you use manual focusing all by yourself, the camera’s display won’t help you much The camera LCD displays are usually around 3″ and the resolution is generally bad The HH7 gives you a Full HD display and a 4K input You can even zoom in to pixel to pixel level magnification You have many such interesting options. The monitor has been really useful to me primarily for its focus peaking The monitor costs $300 US Some of you might feel it is high on the price range… of course there are other options with lesser price range… but you may not be getting all the features you get here Forgot to mention, I really miss a Direct DC input so I can power it from a wall socket Looks like Portkeys mainly made this monitor to be a “field” monitor than an indoors one. The lack of the DC input (not the D Tap) is a minus IMO Anyway, the advantages overweigh the disadvantages by a long shot It could be a nice value addition to your workflow I would definitely recommend this monitor Let me know in the comments if you would choose it I’ll see you all in the next video, bbye until then

He is shooting a 30 Year Timelapse of New York – Big Timelapse Stories

He is shooting a 30 Year Timelapse of New York – Big Timelapse Stories


when I started this project it just started out of love like I just wanted to do it it almost doesn’t even make sense I was just like I want to film that all the time time-lapse photography changed my life when I moved to the u.s. at age 21 I had nothing beside one big suitcase and a broken English today I travel at each a shoot and last but not least and meet tons of people other time-lapse photographers hello this guy is always surprising Epiphone life is funny like that one you have ambitions or dreams it’s very surprising how much we can accomplish and we all have a story we all have a purpose or goal to reach and some of us use time-lapse photography to communicate this is why I created this new series to share the story of other photographers who use time-lapse videos as a support for their message for my first interview I went to New York to meet with Joe Joe is currently working on an amazing project right now a thirty-year time-lapse of the Manhattan skyline and it’s already been running for four [Music] hi my name is Joseph D Giovanna I’m a photographer and a filmmaker and I live in Weehawken New Jersey I came to an apartment where I had this great view of New York and I just was obsessed immediately and I wanted to film it I wanted to film everything I wanted to film boat going by and I wanted to film the sunrise and the sunset and the clouds and a storm and a rainbow and I wanted to film buildings being built and you know things changing [Music] originally big part of this idea was that I wanted to publish every day at 10:00 a.m. I wanted to publish the sunrise and that’s back when Instagram is only 15 seconds long and square and so I thought well this will be great people will love this because imagine getting to work and you’re dealing with Karen and she’s a pain in your butt and etc and then you’re like oh look at the sunrise and you’re kind of like for a few reasons it didn’t really take I guess people are too busy and and as Instagram got longer I was like wow I can post the whole day [Music] one thing that I really love is when somebody comments Oh September 14th that’s the day that I adopted my dog and and that has always ever since the beginning that’s been part of this for me but I’m working on a website where I’d love for I’d love I picture a timeline and you can scroll for four years thirty years where ever we are and you can go to you know where are we now in July 14th was the day that my niece was born and you can see the sunrise on the day that your niece was born and then set and you know it’s really special to me a lot of times when if somebody passes away somebody’s friend or somebody’s mom I like to take that day and send it to them you know this was the last sunrise that we had with your mom and then this was the sunrise the next day you know it keeps going there was uh there was someone who shot – who’s videotaping time-lapse saying the skyline when the blackout happened his name is Joseph D Giovanna and he often shoots sunrises and sunsets and posted – remember watch this you can see it coming in and out look at that there it goes and then it comes well then it’s date day time so my first problem was will what camera I just started trying every camera at the time I shot stills professionally on the 5d by canon there was the mark ii at the time i was also at the time shooting on the epic by red and I had like the 8th camera made by red I probably tried seven eight or nine cameras I worked with the GoPros for two years writing code into the GoPro because I thought this is perfect I ended up with a mirrorless sony a7s because you could shoot time-lapse with no moving parts so it wouldn’t have any wear and tear on the camera at all this particular camera has been on and shooting for over four years which is just outrageous but there it is and it’s got a 24 to 240 lens at about 70 millimetres right now the camera was originally controlled by capture one at this point the camera is controlled by an intervalometer that I built using art in Arduino and a little LED and this is the shelf that I built forward this is the Arduino which the LED that’s triggering the pictures to happen and then there’s a USB cord that comes over here so this laptop bless its heart this laptop has been on for about five years the project is four years long but it was more than a year of getting it to work so now I have a picture exactly every 30 seconds because it’s being controlled by really a second computer so then it goes into capture one and it lives there for the day and then at the end of the day a script comes in and takes the pictures out but we can see up here the images come in every 30 seconds through capture one we can take a look at everything that’s happening and then in the other room here we have the downtown camera which focuses on the Freedom Tower and the Verrazano Bridge and the bay in the harbor this cameras been capturing for about three years but I almost never publish it that’ll be for something else [Music] the current workflow is capture one is for capturing the pictures and now I’m using After Effects actually to process the images when I’m using After Effects you just get a flat look for the entire time lapse but with LR time-lapse I’m able to say here’s what I want to look like at night here’s through the day and then back to the night I’m trying to conceive away an automated way to use LR time-lapse without actually sitting there and going through and doing it like I’m trying to figure out a way through writing code that’s gonna simplify this so that it knows like sunrises at 7:00 sunset is at 7:00 you know because it’s obviously it’s all information I could generate and so then it would create incredibly beautiful time matches on its own you sit here on watch you’ll actually see it get triggered and then you’ll see the camera coming through other photographs coming through and we can see this little black masking here along the bottom which is covering up some street lights there we go there’s my heart and these files are named after the time they were created so this is 16 42 32 this is 1640 302 this is 16 43:32 so that’s the kind of precision that I worked really hard to get because there was a certain time when I was looking at this and it would be like the spacing was all crazy 30-second interval I thought was perfect for this because I loved the content that you get out of a sunrise and a sunset at 30-second interval it’s great it’s it was also a matter of economy I guess if money were unlimited and hard drives were unlimited I might shoot this at a 10-second interval but so I ended up with a 30-second interval after a lot of back and forth that gives me two thousand eight hundred and eighty images per day which is exactly two minutes of content it’s very interesting all the pictures I keep all of them twice so we’re dealing with 16 terabytes of information per year times 2 we’ve got a primary hard drive and a backup so these are coming from that laptop there you can look among all my camera stuff here we can see a wall DG time prime from January seventh of 2018 until April 24th of 2018 you can see how they change their packaging this used to be their packaging for the exactly and Western Digital if you’re listening I would love to collaborate [Music] [Music] [Music] the funny thing about the 30 year timeline says I just wanted it to go forever as the Sun Goes Down it sort of chooses a different building each night to shine on it’s unpredictable where the sun’s gonna go down but that was always my dad’s favorite thing to sit and watch the sunset because the city just knew lights up gold and silver it’s amazing my dad actually passed away just before I figured out how to do this and I remember you know he was sick for a few years and every time I’d see him like Oh working on the time-lapse you know I almost got it and then I’m sure I got home to realize that the GoPro had crashed and the code didn’t work and it’s it or another camera overheated you could imagine these cameras were sitting in the Sun for 12 hours a day so heat is a very real situation this is not a secret but you know I’d love to expand you know people always say well what if you move and I’m like less that’s not a problem I own the apartment but I want to find a place to put a camera in Brooklyn and I want to find a place downtown and I want to make the project even larger so we can be buzzing all around and make it you know let’s do seven cameras my name is Jodi Giovanna and I’m a photographer and filmmaker I live in Weehawken New Jersey and that’s where my project is here and we talk in it’s my 30 year long time lapse of the skyline of New York the project is a tribute for my father and loving memory [Music] [Applause] [Music] you

Luke Combs – Beautiful Crazy

Luke Combs – Beautiful Crazy


What’s it called?
It’s called Beautiful Crazy. Check one two
check one Shall we run with a song? What do you think Luke? Yeah, I think we’re ready. Let’s give the people
what they want. This is the song they want. Scott, you’re going to see me
master the selfie during this. Here we go boys. ♪♪ ♪ Her day starts with a coffee
and ends with a wine ♪ ♪ Takes forever getting
ready ♪ ♪ so she’s never on time
for anything ♪ ♪ When she gets that come
get me look in her eyes ♪ ♪ Well, it kinda scares me the
way that she drives me wild ♪ ♪ she drives me wild ♪ ♪ Beautiful crazy ♪ ♪ She can’t help but
amaze me ♪ ♪ The way that she dances
ain’t afraid to take chances ♪ ♪ And wears her heart
on her sleeve ♪ ♪ Yeah she’s crazy, but her
crazy’s beautiful to me ♪ ♪ She makes plans for the
weekend, can’t wait to
go out ♪ ♪ ‘Til she changes her mind,
says let’s stay on the couch
and watch TV ♪ ♪ and she falls asleep ♪ ♪ Beautiful crazy ♪ ♪ She can’t help but
amaze me ♪ ♪ The way that she dances
ain’t afraid to take chances ♪ ♪ And wears her heart
on her sleeve ♪ ♪ Yeah she’s crazy, but her
crazy’s beautiful to me ♪ ♪ She’s unpredictable,
unforgettable, ♪ ♪ it’s unusual,
unbelievable ♪ ♪ How I’m such a fool, yeah
I’m such a fool for her ♪ ♪ Beautiful crazy ♪ ♪ She can’t help but
amaze me ♪ ♪ The way that she dances
ain’t afraid to take chances ♪ ♪ And wears her heart
on her sleeve ♪ ♪ Yeah she’s crazy,
she’s crazy, she’s crazy ♪ ♪ but her crazy’s
beautiful to me ♪ ♪ Her crazy’s beautiful
to me ♪ Love that!
Amazing. Cool.
Thanks. That’s a pretty dang
song all around.

Smartphone Photography – 4 Tips to Create INTERESTING Photos – Kingston indieHACK EP. 1

Smartphone Photography – 4 Tips to Create INTERESTING Photos – Kingston indieHACK EP. 1


What’s up! It’s Khail Anonymous and welcome to
Kingston’s IndieHack. We’re here to give you hack that will get you started on that create project you’ve been waiting to try out. And we’ll give you tips and tricks that will give you pro level results without all that pro level equipment and expenses. So today we’re gonna tackle photography. So you want to take amazing photos
but you learn at ten thousand dollars to spend to get expensive DSLR. That’s okay because I don’t either.
But we’re gonna show you how to get amazing photos from a camera you probably care at every day. A smartphone! Yes, all these photos were taken with an iPhone. As you can see great photography isn’t about having the latest and most expensive camera equipment. With a few simple tips and hacks you can
get some pretty awesome looking photos. And to help us out today we have
professional surf photographer, world traveler and all-around nice guy Marked Dimalanta. I stumbled upon photography in a quite
different way. Initially I was trying to be a physician and when I finished medical school
I sustained an injury. And while I was rehabbing photography kind of
open up the door because I didn’t know if I could still have the mobility required for for medicine. So when photogrpahy came my way
I just ran with it. As photographers we’re storytellers.
We hold the tools to capture life and retell it. We preserve the legacy of human experiences
and I think that’s the most important thing. -Mark!
-Khail! Great to meet you! So, photography! I heard that you actually left a career as a physician to be a photographer. That’s correct. I was formally physician. I hit a crossroads and I picked
photography and just ran with it. That’s incredible! Well, today
you’re gonna to help us address one of the most frequently asked questions – DIY styles. Let’s go find out how we’re going to do that. I noticed you’ve got a lot of your professional equipment here we’re not going to use that. I wanna know how to do a
photo like this without any that. Well, you need a cell phone.
Take something as simple as your picture frame, remove the image,
and we are going to use the glass. And take something like petroleum jelly product and smudge a circle into window
leaving the center portion cleared out where the lense will go to take the photo. So let’s take one without first. Cool!
Worthy of Instagram but let’s see what else we got. This is purely a hardware technique.
No software involved. Keep the smudge portion near your lens
and only let the lens peek through the cleared out hole. -Nice!
-That’s it This next hack is about using some
other functions your already have in your camera? Phones now have a burst mode simply by
pressing the shutter release puts the camera mobile fire rapidly in
succession multiple bursts. And we’re gonna track the subject’s
movement at the same rate and fire off a burst. And what you gonna get is a motion blur shot
where the subject sharp but a blurred background. Let’s give it a shot. A few shots. And with the model burst your bound to
get at least one good photo. Often you’re gonna get several. So we just took a a lot of burst
photos so my phone is full. Let’s back up some of these photos.
Let’s use the MobileLite Wireless G2, save them here. That will free some space up so we can
take some more photos. What do you think? That sounds good. You’ve got a protected now.
Let’s go outside and take some more photos. Alright! The first technique I wanna teach you it’s called
The Rule of Thirds. Every cell phone camera has a grid option.
This splits up the field of view into thirds. Aesthetically the mind appreciates
when images is off to the side. It never really likes things that are
dead center because it creates a lot of dead space. Lets incorporate The Rule of Thirds. Let me take you this way from a different angle,
a 45 or 60 degrees. And then you put the subject in the third. That way you can incorporate more the background and the subject is just a limit more pleasing. Just change the feel view. The take-home messages is give
a view they have never seen before. Alright, so this one is my favorite, Mark. People around the set have been
calling it the ultimate selfie. What is it? Well, the ultimate selfie is a better way to
take a selfie with a better filed of view. Often, when your take the standard selfie,
your view is too close. You see the outraged arm sometimes there’s distortion because the lens is just too close to the subjects. The ultimate selfie incorporates features that the phone designers has been clever enough to include by using something as simple as the earphone
you can create remote trigger release. How is it supposed to stand on it’s own,
so I am not reaching out? There is a simple thing you can
use like binder clips. Provides an instant way to stand your phone up. -Do you want to give that selfie a shot?
-Yeah, let’s try it out. Using the earphones as a shutter release
we can create distance and place ourselves away from the lens and gives it a more pleasing non distorted view. -And it’s as simple as that.
-Wow! So, now you can see we can do
with a few very simple hacks. You can’t use a few dollars and improve your setup and take some amazing photos. -Speaking of which, Mark, how did I do today?
-Khail , I think you did awesome! It just goes to show if Khail can do it,
everyone can do it! So, Mark, where can we see some more your work? If you want to follow my go to Instagram and look for THESURFDOC. Also go to alonphilippines.com to follow my blog and
my adventures throughout the world. That sounds very cool!
So, guys get out there and try out these hacks. It’s very easy and fun!
So, good luck out there!

5 BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY MISTAKES + How to avoid them

5 BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY MISTAKES + How to avoid them


Hey and welcome in this video. In today episode I’ll talk about five common
mistakes that photography beginners do and how to avoid them. My name is Benjamin Jaworskyj, adventure photographer
from Berlin Germany and I was a beginner as well. As you are now and I want you to avoid the
mistakes I did a few of them you will see in this video I did as well, not all of them
and I saw a lot of people visiting my workshops doing these mistakes so you can avoid them
in the future if you listen closely to the following tips. There is nothing about it to having great
gear and being a bit of a techie but in the beginning, too much gear will confuse you
and with that every lens and every peace of new equipment the things get more complicated. You should focus on the essentials like aperture,
ISO and shutter in manual mode. That’s enough to get confused by as a beginner. Understand natural light. Try to find things you are interested in photographing
and take photos, photos, photos. Practice, practice, practice. The less gear you have the more you think
about photography. All you need in the beginning is any camera,
one lens, a battery, card and maybe a tripod. Autofocus is a great thing but your camera
never knows what exactly is going on in your crazy brain. Do you want to focus in the front or in the
back? The camera does not know that you love the
bokeh and that you want to take photos of your hand in macro mode. It may think, wouh that is a nice background
or away with that ugly hand. So what you should do, is set you focus points
manually to the part of the image you want to focus. Help the camera and work together as a team. No more confusion and sharper images. You got your first camera and the first thing
you do is, you go in the menu and take a look around. Wow all those new words and all those nice
buttons let’s press them and turn them but never ever read the manual. Okay that’s fine if you have some experiences
but as a beginner, just don’t. I have seen a lot of people coming to my workshops
in the last years who asked me. Ben why are my pictures so blurry, why is
everything black and white, why does it only shoot JPG and the pictures are super small. Only change the settings if you know what
they mean. Reset your camera if you have done anything
bad. Usually the standard settings are working
pretty fine and if you want to do something with a new camera adjust the little wheel
on the viewfinder next to your eye. If the auto focus says it’s sharp but you
see blurry it may be that little nasty wheel next to the viewfinder. Most people shoot from the head perspective. They walk around take photos and there is
nothing bad to that, but if you want to be creative and get perspectives that look more
interesting go away from what everyone does. Lay on the ground in the dirt take things
in the foreground climb on trees do your thing and be creative. Do what you need to get the picture and don’t
be afraid of the dirt, don’t be afraid of your wife who shouts at you when come home
all dirty and wet and oh okay maybe better be afraid but do everything for a photo. The flash is a great invention and you can
do awesome stuff with the flash but in 99% of your photography life your internal camera
flash should stay inside. Do you know tourists who come to a landscape
spot in the middle of the day and flash edit or they are in a zoo flashing through the
glass or stand on a concert 200 meters away from the stage and flash at the artist. It makes no sense it is just annoying. In most of the situations the internal harsh
flash destroys the mood of a picture. Better keep the ISO up or use a tripod or
take an external flash. The internal flash of the camera only use
when I have no other choice or just want a quick snapshot of me and Leonardo DiCaprio
hanging out for my Instagram. Those where five common mistakes that photography
beginners do and how to avoid them. Now I’m interested in which mistakes you did
as well. Maybe some of the video you recognized yourself. Post them in the comments below maybe you
have other mistakes that you recognized on your self to help other people. Post them in the comments section as well
and if you want to see more videos, disciple the channel. Every Friday there is a new video about photography
coming out. So see you next time. Hit the thumbs up button share the video with
somebody you think about it might help them and never forget. Sag mal Einstellung Digga und haut rein!

Natural Light Studio Portraits: The Breakdown with Miguel Quiles

Natural Light Studio Portraits: The Breakdown with Miguel Quiles


In this episode of ‘The Breakdown’ I’m
going to show you how I use this door behind me to take some really, really
awesome portraits here in the studio. AdoramaTV presents ‘The Breakdown’ with Miguel Quiles. Welcome back to ‘The Breakdown’. My name is Miguel Quiles and today I’m joined here in the studio by Mr. Moshe Zusman. Yeah so we’re here in Washington DC, we are here in his studio. It is an absolutely ridiculously amazing space. There’s plenty of amazing corners and
and places and interesting things to shoot at in this location. But one
particular location that I think probably will be a little easier, because
you’ve got an awesome studio, I don’t know that this is something that’s
available to everybody, but I think finding a door like this… I’ve never shot against the door. You’ve never shot against this door? So that was the first thing. I came into this location. I said I want to try something a little bit different and I
saw this door and it’s just an amazing large, light source. It’s an… I don’t know,
what, eight nine foot door, all glass. It’s a door, you know, but
amazing beautiful light that’s coming in through this door and so you’ve seen in
some of my episodes… in an early episode of the Breakdown, I believe it was the beauty portraits
episode. I had a large softbox that was behind me and what that was trying to
emulate is this type of a setup where you have all of this beautiful natural
light streaming in from behind you. It’s going to put flat lighting on your
subject and you’ll be able to photograph them and just make them look amazing. It’s going to look a little different than that first image so
rather than talk about it let’s actually break this down and I’ll tell you how it all works. Alright, so let me go ahead and
break down the set up here really quickly for you. As you will often see on
my videos I’m using my trusty dusty portrait set up which is the a7r II from
Sony with the Zeiss 85mm 1.8 Batis lens and also have a grip which
is going to come in handy today because I’m going to be shooting these in a
portrait orientation so I’m going to be able to just one hand hold these
particular shots. I want to try to shoot these shots wide
open at an f/1.8 so when you do that my best recommendation for you is to set
your aperture at f/1.8, put your ISO at ISO 400 and then you’re going to adjust
your shutter speed up or down in order to expose your image correctly. Now, he’s
not going to be moving so technically I can go down to 1/60th of a second
if I needed to to expose the image properly. Now we have a tri reflector from Phottix and we’re using
the silver side which is basically, if you look at the camera real quick, so
they can see what’s happening, look straight to the camera, and so you can
see that just by having the reflector, it just kind of adds a little bit of a
catch light to his eyes and adds a little bit of light into the shadows under his
chin. So you’re going to be holding that. We
have a collapsible backdrop as well as you’ve seen in many of my episodes. I
love using these because you could take them with you anywhere, you can use them outdoors and create a studio. Here we are at the doorway of a proper studio and
we still have this whole portrait set up here. This particular one is made by Savage. It’s
a fantastic backdrop and so here’s what we’re going to do, I want to have you
about maybe a foot to two feet away from the backdrop. So about right there is perfect and
actually what I’m going to do is I’m going to have you come a little closer
to me. Perfect, excellent. And then, yeah, that looks good. Alright so now I’m
going to go ahead and stand with my back to the door and we’re going to go ahead
and take this particular portrait and see how it comes out. And actually let’s talk about the
settings, so I’m going to go ahead and give a try. I’m going to shoot f/1.8, ISO 400, shutter
speed of 1/250th of a second. We’re going to test this thing out and see how
it looks. So I want you to look straight on to
the camera, just like that. That’s perfect, nice and intense Very nice. Alright, so looking at this
first shot, this is at 1/250th of a second and
looking at the histogram, nothing is clipping. The exposure actually looks
really, really good. Zooming into the eyes, as well, one of the
key things when you’re shooting wide open at f/1.8 is to look at the eyes
and make sure that the eyes are in focus. If they’re soft, if they’re
not sharp and in focus, you want to keep shooting and get some
more shots so our first shot actually came out perfect so we’re going to go
ahead, and since we have our settings dialled in, we’re just going to keep shooting, get
some different expressions and see what we come up with. Alright so here we go. Settings look
awesome. Turn the chin towards me, tilt the head
straight up and bring the chin out just like that. Perfect. And then a nice smile because you have an awesome studio, there we go. There we go, perfect. I’m going to get this shot and it’s going to be pretty awesome. Excellent. Very good. Good smile, there we go. Give it a real smile. There it is. Alright, so there you have it. A really
simple way for you to use a doorway in order to take some really interesting,
really awesome portraits. I hope you guys learned something new
today. Be sure to check out the Adorama Learning Center where they have amazing
videos an amazing content where you can learn more and more about whatever type
of photography it is that you’re into also be sure to check out this guy’s
social media channel, since he was such a gracious model and allowed me to come
into this studio. Moshe how can these guys check out your work? Instagram, Facebook, but mainly Instagram and my website. Excellent, we’ll make sure we put that in
the links section below, and thank you so much for watching and we will see you in
the next episode of ‘The Breakdown’. Bye, everybody.

5 AMAZING LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY SECRETS

5 AMAZING LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY SECRETS


hi welcome in this video my name is
Benjamin Jaworskyj and today I have five landscape photography
secrets for you. when you see those great landscape photos of water they look smooth and
silky in most of the times a long exposure is the reason. to take a long exposure during day you need an ND filter they work like sunglasses and
darken the image so you can take
a longer shutter speed. when you now photograph water or clouds
you get great smooth effects. maybe you heard of the polarizing
effect from your fishing trips already. fishermen use it to see
fishes swim under the water surface. a polarizing filter does the same when you
put it on and turn it you can get rid of reflections and get a more painterly
contrasting look. works perfectly in forest or on waterfalls. is the sky too bright in your landscape photos what you need is a graduated filter just screw
the holder in front of your lens and then slide the filter from top to bottom inside. as you can see the top is like an ND filter so darkens the image where the
sky is without affecting the bottom part of the image they are not cheap to buy
but worth the money when you look at amazing landscape
photos and see all those great colors you might think whoa a lot of image
editing will be needed to achieve that but the truth is that it’s all about the right light. landscape photographers get
up early and go to bed late because around sunrise and sunset you
get the best light. so when you want to take
great landscape photos chase the light and not Lightroom presets. when I take
landscape photos I not only wait for great light but I also look for
foregrounds you can transform your image and change the mood or message by just
changing the foreground walk around and look on the ground what you find
interesting or catchy there can be flowers, rocks, sticks or
anything else by moving close they appear bigger and will pimp up your
landscape photography game. which of the five landscape photography secrets did
you like the most? write in the comments below and amongst all people that write
a comment like the video and subscribe to the channel I will give away five
landscape photography courses of learnfromben.com there’s a whole landscape
photography course we filmed at the Lofoten Islands in Norway there will be
plenty of more landscape photography secrets in that course so good luck with
that just write a comment like the video subscribe to the channel see you next
time and never forget Sag mal Einstellung Digga!
Und haut rein.

5 TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHER 🤣 Which one are you?

5 TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHER 🤣 Which one are you?


the techie he usually wears cameras like
woman wear handbags it is his most important accessories and of course it’s
not about what you photograph it’s about with what you photograph don’t ever make the
mistake and ask a techie about his opinion on a camera
sorry you know what camera I should buy yes of course you can buy he will just talk
talk talk he has a new camera every week because
he always needs to be up to date I bought the camera now I bought the
Sony cameras it’s much better but he always finds something to complain about
it has a problem it eats you know it eat stars so when you photograph like stars
and eat stars so that’s big issue that’s why I bought a new Canon I bought 6D
but with the 6D I have a problem it always makes the pictures blurry
thats why I buy a Nicon I think i buy a Nikon in the future and he knows all
the rumors have you heard of the rumor that from the 600 D that at 3 p.m. on
Monday afternoon there are hot pixel hot Pixel on Sensor even rumors of the rumors that the rumors did not even know off maybe you heard about the
rumor the new lenses that they have noise on the lens so even with noise
reduction on the lens it’s very bad that’s why I buy a Nikon the landscape
photographer what the cameras for the techie the tripod is for the landscape
photographer he always carries a tripod he takes it everywhere really everywhere going on vacation with
a landscape photographer can be strange the sun is shining blue sky such
a bad weather also you need to be very patient don’t ask a landscape
photographer if he can take a photo of anything else that is not a landscape okay almost done
no you have to just wait for 30 seconds we make a long exposure and then we’re
done okay ready stand still 30 seconds and when you want
to start a conversation with a landscape photographer just mention a foreground that’s a nice foreground oh that’s a nice foreground look at this amazing foreground they love foregrounds oh that’s nice foreground ha thats a nice foreground look at this foreground the portrait photographer
he always hangs out with hot chicks
of course only in a professional way a portrait photographer always has the
right words to say oh yeah show me some mamacita okay to get
the emotions he needs from the model you won’t show me the tiger
show me the tiger okay that is just awesome okay that’s great just like this
can you put out your belly just a bit more oh yeah that is great that is just
awesome and more than chicks he likes bokeh he loves bokeh so much
sometimes he just takes photos of Bokeh and they also love long lenses
all right the longer the lance the better the bokeh pops so I have very
long lens but I have to go a bit backwards okay just like that
Esposito the longer the lens the better
the bokeh despasito and the portrait photographer of course
the bid more burrito okay just like that the Wildlife Photographer he can be
everywhere he fit’s so perfect in his environment he can be even in
your room just now better take a look they fit so perfect in nature that you
won’t even recognize them even when they are right in front of you they can be
everywhere and they wait there for ever till they get their shot how long have
you been here I lay around here since 1998 long time
winter summer spring fall and just like portrait photographers they
are really into long lenses they are crazy about focal length
I have a special construction for wildlife
I do super tele macro wide-angle shots this is to time teleconverter four macro
rings three macro rings 300 mm all in all 15,000 mm
I photograph spiders 10-meter away the art photographer when you think the
other types of photographers where weird wait for the art photographer they
always have a project going on my new project is about concrete about concrete
on Street I lay down on ground and they most of the times photograph things
other people would say are kind of crazy look at all these structures on ground these
amazingness but they are really into it and I mean really into it they really
feel it look at how the structures feel oh lala you have the heels love the
valleys and all those great structures but in the end it’s so sad concrete is
all alone so sad in the end every photographer is kind of
crazy but lovely on the other hand what kind of photographer are you write it in
the comments below and share the video with your photography friends thank you
for watching